Download music to listen offline

You can download music you've purchased or added to Google Play to your mobile device or computer so you can listen when you don't have an Internet connection. If you subscribe to Google Play Music, you can also download subscription tracks to your mobile device.

Note: Signing out of your account will remove downloaded music from your device.

Download music

On your mobile device

Download your music

  1. Open the Google Play Music app Google Play Music Icon.
  2. Touch an album or playlist.
  3. Touch the Download icon Download.

If you need to to remove or stop a download in progress, tap the download icon again.

Download subscription music

If you're a subscriber, you can also download subscription albums, playlists, and radio stations. Any songs you've downloaded as part of your subscription will be available offline as long as your subscription is active.

  1. Touch an album, playlist, or radio station.
  2. Touch Menu Music 3-dots menu > Download.
On your computer

When you download using Safari, Internet Explorer, or Firefox, you can download a song to your computer two times. When you use Google Play Music for Chrome or Music Manager, you can download to your computer an unlimited amount of times.

Using the web player

  1. Go to the Google Play Music web player.
  2. Select the Menu icon Google Play Music Menu icon > Free and purchased.
  3. Hover over the song you want to download.
  4. Select Menu Music 3-dots menu > Download.
  5. Select a download location > Download now.

Using Music Manager

Once you've set up Music Manager:

  1. Open Google Play Music Manager.
  2. Click Download > Download purchased music.

See and manage downloads on your mobile device

See only your downloaded music
  1. Open the Google Play Music app Google Play Music Icon.
  2. Touch the Menu icon Google Play Music Menu icon > Downloaded Only.

When you have Downloaded only selected, the switch will be orange and you will see a banner across the top of your screen. Touch the switch or banner again to view all music in your library.

View your download queue or remove downloads from your device
  1. Open the Google Play Music app Google Play Music Icon.
  2. Touch the Menu icon Google Play Music Menu icon > Settings > Manage downloads.
Save music to an SD card (only available on Android 4.4+)

Some Android devices support external SD card memory. If your Android device is running Android 4.4+, here's how to save music to your SD card.

  1. Open the Google Play Music app Google Play Music Icon.
  2. Touch the Menu icon Google Play Music Menu icon > Settings > Storage location > External.

You can save music to your SD card, but you can't transfer music from your SD card to another device.

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